Fall 2021  |  PA 5161 Section 001: Redesigning Human Services (35824)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
MPA or Human Svcs Ldrship cert
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/10/2021 - 09/11/2021
Fri, Sat 08:30AM - 12:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
09/24/2021
Fri 08:30AM - 12:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
10/08/2021
Fri 08:30AM - 12:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
10/22/2021
Fri 08:30AM - 12:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
11/05/2021
Fri 08:30AM - 12:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
11/19/2021
Fri 08:30AM - 12:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
12/10/2021
Fri 08:30AM - 12:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
UMTC, West Bank
UMN ONLINE-HYB
Enrollment Status:
Open (17 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides an in-depth examination of the history and institutions delivering human services in the United States, with an emphasis on how human-centered design can help improve service provision and outcomes. It explores how public, nonprofit, and philanthropic structures create unique operational realities and cultures that must be navigated to lead change across institutional boundaries. It also systematically investigates contributors to disparities in the human services system, particularly race. The use of frameworks such as human-centered design, human services value curve, and an equity lens will help us on this exploration. Course learning materials take students through a design process to highlight strategies for systems change and improvement grounded in outcomes. Design processes are iterative and involve understanding and engaging the people and context in problem solving. Through project-based learning approach, students will understand the various constraints that need to be navigated in design: feasibility, viability, and desirability. Students gain experience using design to help appreciate these constraints and develop strategies for overcoming them.
Class Notes:
Some class sessions will be face-to-face, others will be in synchronous, virtual meetings. There will also be asynchronous recorded lectures, videos, podcasts and readings, as well as virtual reading forums/threads to support the learning. Instructor will notify students once the schedule has been finalized. In-person sessions of PA 5161 will be offered as "HyFlex." Students may choose to either attend In Person or Remotely (synchronously online). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?herna939+PA5161+Fall2021 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cmlabine+PA5161+Fall2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/35824/1219

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